Question from a new member

Alberto Castillo
Tue, 29 Mar 2005 14:32:22 PST

>From: Mary Sue Ittner <>
>Reply-To: Pacific Bulb Society <>
>To: Pacific Bulb Society <>
>Subject: [pbs] Question from a new member
>Date: Tue, 29 Mar 2005 11:53:28 -0800
>We had this message come to our list from someone who was searching the 
>Internet and found a message in out archives about Hymenocallis. He is 
>needing help with seed. He has now joined our list, but I am copying the 
>message since it includes the information he found in the archives.
>Mary Sue
>I found your name on the internet when I was looking for more information 
>about the Hymenocallis. During my last visit to South Africa a couple of 
>weeks ago, I found a couple of seeds of the Hymenocallis, Common names: 
>Spider lily, Ismene, Peruvian daffodil, Sea daffodil.
>I don't know the precise name of this plant but I'm rather sure that it is 
>a kind of  Hymenocallis. The Hymenocallis is from a botanical garden in 
>Stellenbosch SA where a lot of these species were growing. But this one was 
>without a nameplate.
>Now back in Holland one of the seeds, seize 3 to 4 cm diameter, is 
>germinating. A small white/green spike is growing out. Is this a starting 
>root? How do I handle this seed? Should it be planted with the spike 
>downwards and how deep? Please advise.
>Kind regards,
>Dick Huijsman
>d.huijsman at

The first question is:
How can one "find" a seed in a Botanical Garden?

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